Friday, August 17, 2007

President For Life

It's been a while since I've seen that title...

Hugo Chavez to make himself president for life

The Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez has anointed himself president for life by proposing sweeping changes to the country's constitution.

Setting out his plans for completing his socialist revolution in the oil-rich Latin American nation, he proposing radical constitutional reform which has at its centre indefinite re-election for himself
One of the problems with being President for Life is that your opponents can only gain power by ending your life. Of course, it is hard to know how committed Chavez is to the life component of his presidency, he may well take exile over life if the question is posed.

In the interim, the NDP are cheering like crazy for this latest development in the democratic values that they hold so close. Remember that these are the guys who want proportional representation so they will always have a say in the government without having to win anything.... similar to the values of Chavez.


elaine said...

...and to think there are people in Canada that would actually vote ndp....creepy

fucking nazi's are what they are

Jake said...

I've said it once and I'll say it again: time to add the Sledgehammer and Sickle to the Venezuelan flag. Venezuela is essentially a Communist country whether Hugo wants to admit it or not. If it acts like a Commie and talks like a Commie, it is a Commie!

Elaine said...

I have never been so creeped out about the left in my life. I used to be a leftie.

To have such a complete and total dangerous morons as Hugo Chavez, Khaled Meshalas,Hasan Nasrallah,and Mullah Mohammed Omar,as their heroes is making me have nightmares.

eng said...

The popular vote in the last election was against Chavez by about 10%, according to exit polls. The counted vote was about 10% in his favour.

The votes were counted by machines programmed by companies with connections to his government.

Just like Diebold counts US votes, and won't allow review of the integrity of its counting softwate either.

Anonymous said...

I do not by any means support the NDP (or any political party for that matter).

However, so say the NDP youth are cheering like crazy is a gross misrepresentation in this case. Dust My Broom links to an article from at least before 2005-09-23 where the NDP youth praise the Venezuelan leadership. There is nothing there that says they are happy about this life-long presidency.

elaine said...

They praise it, because they have no idea what it means. They have no idea how easily socialism turns to fascism, turns to abject poverty, turns to civil unrest, turns to mayhem, turns to brutality and the loss of any individual right.